032316 civilwar

Date: 3/23/2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Everyone knows the familiar names from the American Civil War –Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Generals Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg and Antietam – but not many can name important women who were part of the conflict. There were many, and many had strong ties to New Jersey. And not many stayed at home knitting socks. In this program, learn about those women from New Jersey, from abolitionists to nurses, from soldiers to spies, who played important roles in the conflict between the States and who are often overlooked. Some will be familiar, like Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton, but many are not and they all deserve their place in history.

Pary Tell heads the Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage, which supports county organizations that bring the arts, history and culture to the public. The Division also hosts programs and exhibits that celebrate our county’s diverse culture. She holds a BA in Humanities and has given many programs on local and regional history. “This program is a favorite of past audiences,” said Ms. Tell. “I think anyone with an interest in the Civil War or Women’s History will enjoy it.”

Establishing in 1927, the Cape May County Museum and has been our county’s foremost advocate for the acquisition, preservation and display of local history. 

Library: Cape May Court House Library | Storytime Room

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